Monday, November 21, 2011

what's better than chocolate?

Chocolate AND Mint. 
Actually two kinds of chocolate and mint. 
All melty and warm on this cold fall night.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snickerdoodles for the poodles!

Tonight I baked 90 Snickerdoodle cookies for a cause!  The proceeds will benefit the Humane Society here in Denver...woof woof meow!

Check out the event at

Saturday, October 29, 2011

birthday birthday birthday....

7 pounds of butter and 4 dozen eggs make for a delicious cake...
and totally worth turning another year older!


Who doesn't love whoopie pies!  What's a whoopie pie you ask?  Two little pumpkin cookie cakes with cream cheese icing sandwiched between...WHOOPIE!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

the kitchen smells amazing....

The croissants are baking, the leaves are falling and the Packers are winning.  I don't think I could ask for a better Sunday...

The key to a successful flaky croissant is to use butter with 82% fat or higher.  Yee-ikes but worth it!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Okay I'm sure some of you are sick of hearing about the new stove.  Well unfortunately it's not going to stop tonight.  After chicken was roasted in it...which was delicious, but merely an obstacle on the way to dessert...I filled the oven with cookies.  And not just any cookies but Andes Mint Milk Chocolate Chunk cookies.  I wonder if my coworkers know what is about to hit them in the morning...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I might start sleeping in the kitchen...

The new range arrived yesterday and it's beautiful!  If you had asked me when I was 23 if a new stove was something to be excited about I would have laughed in your face.  Ah how times have changed...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

the new oven can proof...

I ordered a new range which arrives on Friday.  One of the most exciting features is the "proof" button.  Now I can make all kinds of breads and croissants.  In fact, croissants might just have to be the first item to use the convection.  I'm not sure I've ever been this excited about a purchase before!  Only 40 hours to go!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Melty Brown Cow

I had a Living Social coupon to Whole Foods just burning a hole in my pocket. I have been intrigued by this Root Beer Milk everytime I see it and today was the day. Pleasantly surprised would be the a melted summertime treat. (I do realize this completely opposes my previous post of fall comfort food)

If you get a chance give it a will take you back to simpler days...

Add some Bacon....

As fall is upon us it's time to break out the Wisconsin Maple Syrup and enjoy a stack of silver dollar pancakes. Now if only it wasn't still 85 degrees outside!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The best of two worlds....

I have found a way to combine my love of design with my love of baking. What better way than to make my own ceiling pendant with a 20 qt. Hobart Whip and an Edison Bulb...

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Simplicity at it's Best.

Thick Icing. Soft Cake. Chocolate. Vanilla.

Really, is there anything better?

Friday, September 23, 2011

J'aimerais une copie de ce livre!

I no longer have to use my college French to translate all the recipes! As of a few days ago the long awaited English version has finally been published. Although I think a trip to Paris is still necessary to sample the originals....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Whisk it up!

Those who know me know how much I love whisks. I have a huge collection and this one is the King. Someday I will go back to the restaurant supply shop and get the 4' was epic.

Summer's over...oven's on!

What does every new kitchen need? Yes, that's right, a new range. This little beauty might just kill the budget but can't you just smell the croissants....

Where oh where have I been?

Where have I been you may ask? It's been a crazy couple of crazy I didn't realize I wasn't posting! After a year in Chicago, I moved back to Denver and found my way back into the Design world. Don't worry though as Pastry is still a huge part of my life! I have myself a new kitchen that is screaming to be baked in...just need the new stove and I'll be unstoppable.